with the Editors of Golf Digest
©Marc Wickert www.knucklepit.com
Obviously this is not an MMA book being reviewed, but I’m sick to death of the parasites in the media making a buck from rubbishing Tiger Woods.
What they could be filling their newspapers and air time with is that, in 2009, the world’s greatest golfer was voted:
PGA Tour Player of the Year by his peers for the 10th time,
Athlete of the Decade by The Associated Press,
Player of the Year for the 10th time by Golf Writers Association of America,
and, after major knee surgery, closed the decade with six victories on tour in 2009.
The media could also be focusing their attention on the incredible charity work Woods is involved in to assist children, provide education opportunities, help the environment… through Tiger Woods Foundation, Tiger Woods Learning Foundation, Rainforest Foundation Fund…
Since the media’s assault on Tiger’s private life – something that these editors and reporters seem to be entitled to – major sponsors have withdrawn their support for the world’s greatest golfer. I wonder how much profit the media organizations have made from trashing Woods, how much of that profit has gone to charities, and how much the beneficiaries of Tiger’s funds have lost.
Golf is one of the hardest sports to master and it takes an exceptional athlete to stay at the top. It requires a special person to take risky shots when the pressure is on. It requires an ordinary person to take cheap shots from behind a typewriter.
Tiger Woods is not a family counselor: He is an amazing golfer and sportsman. His private life should be between his family and himself.
I can’t believe the latest garbage being written in the press. A couple of days ago, gutless worms were grabbing headlines by saying where they thought Tiger Woods was temporarily staying, and running after him like eunuchs trying to score some cheap scoop. The various articles quoted “unnamed sources” for the basis of their information. Again, the authors of these articles didn’t supply moral backgrounds into their lives or give their own addresses for the rock they crawled out from under, but they feel they’re entitled to persecute Woods and jeopardize his privacy. What spineless maggots!
Can’t wait to see Tiger Woods return to the golf course.
The beauty of this modern age for anybody into anything is that there are instructional books and DVDs by the best practitioners in the world in every field imaginable – golf, mixed martial arts, tennis… even books on how to grow handlebar mustaches.
The thing is, no matter where you live on the planet, you can hop online and order a book or DVD, then start receiving tuition from the greatest exponent in any chosen sport or interest.
TIGER WOODS: How I Play Golf is a perfect example, where you can have the world No.1 for your mentor.
As the cover states: “There is simply no athlete quite like Tiger Woods. His domination of golf is unparalleled.”
Preface – How to Start (Yearning to Learn)
Chapter One – How to Putt (Rolling the Rock)
Chapter Two – How to Get It Down (Turning Three into Two)
Chapter Three –How to Escape from Sand (Making the Hard Easy)
Chapter Four – How to Swing (Building an Action to Last)
Chapter Five – How to Flag Your Irons (Knocking Down the Pin)
Chapter Six – How to Nail Fairway Woods (Playing the Versatile Clubs)
Chapter Seven – How to Smoke the Driver (Going with All You’ve Got)
Chapter Eight – How to Handle Problems (When it Starts Getting Ugly)
Chapter Nine – How to Stay in Control (Managing Your Game)
Chapter Ten – How to Master the Mind (Winning Psychology)
Chapter Eleven – How to Get Strong (Surviving as the Fittest)
Chapter Twelve – How to Play (Enjoying the Journey)
All instructions from Tiger are clearly worded and accompanied by excellent photos to make your lessons with him easy to follow and put into practice.
As with the best of the best in all sports – Fedor Emelianenko in MMA, Roger Federer in tennis, or Tiger Woods in golf – there is more to the player’s winning ways than meets the eye. All elite champions have great mental powers. And as mentioned above, TIGER WOODS: How I Play Golf also contains the chapter, How to Master the Mind, which covers some very interesting aspects of Tiger’s mental approach to the game.
This is an outstanding publication for any professional or would-be golfer.
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© Marc Wickert